Tracee Ellis Ross to Host the 2017 American Music Awards

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Tracee Ellis Ross is headed to the AMAs!

The Golden Globe Award winning actress has been tapped to host the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers, and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene — the 2017 American Music Awards.

“I am thrilled to host this special night which honors some of the greatest musical talents in our industry,” said Tracee Ellis Ross. “I’m especially thrilled to host this year when my mother is receiving the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.”

As previously announced, music legend, Diana Ross, will take the stage for a rare performance at the AMAs and will be honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime AchievementChristina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and music from “The Bodyguard” with a performance in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary, which falls on the same week as the awards ceremony.

Other previously announced performers include BTS, Alessia Cara & Zedd, Kelly Clarkson, Selena Gomez, Niall Horan, Imagine Dragons & Khalid, Demi Lovato, P!NK, Portugal. The Man, and Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt.

The 2017 American Music Awards air LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.